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The existing unequal risks and impacts people of certain race, class and identities face in society is magnified in these strenuous times -- especially with things such as illness, financial well being, discrimination, attacks, and death. As responsive NVC practitioners we can stand in solidarity with those who are differentially impacted. Read on for this, and additional ways to spot common pitfalls of doing so.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 12
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Perhaps human violence persists because we believe that violence is inevitable and there's nothing we can do about it -— even though there is notable evidence that this is likely not true. Read on for some research and theory on how cultures evolve to be collaborative or violent. Plus, learn benefits of collaboration and downsides to force, punishment, and control. These provide implications for how we might move towards a culture of more peace.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
  • Production Date 4/2016
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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We can't alone (nor with lone communities) transform the hidden structures of violence and domination. Dialogue alone isn't disruptive enough. We can easily be in dialogue with Trump supporters while the planet burns up, millions are still hungry, and we go extinct. NVC seriously risks reinforcing vast inequities and abuses if we're not radically engaging systemic constraints, and impacts of our choices that go beyond our immediate circle. Read on for ways to leverage NVC practices to expand true social change.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 18 - 27 minutes
  • Production Date 02/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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This pandemic is an immense opportunity, and a dire catastrophe in the making. It's a crisis within many planetary crisis's -- during which, our habits as individuals, and as a collective, are challenged because they don't work. And we are pushed to respond freshly and join forces in ways that seemed impossible before. Read on for more about this first in a series of articles.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2020
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Our world is facing stressful times. And the more stress you experience, the less resourced you can become. But consider that you're not messed up, but rather, the challenges you bear is a response to manufactured environments and culture that are more hostile than they are kind towards our human souls and bodies. Cultural repair must be part of our work if we are going to attend to the whole.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2019
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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The “mind” or our “ego” are often depicted as a static entity, an unchangable part of human nature, and as obstacles or negative parts of ourselves to overcome. This view creates maligning, a split within us, while remaining invisibly part and parcel of authority-based societies --the dominant culture and institutions into which we are born. Instead, I want to advocate an integration of reason and emotion, mind and heart, plus self and others.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 16 - 24 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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By focusing on NVC process and practice without factoring in the interdependent, systemic dimension we unwittingly diminish the power of NVC. We reinforce the dominant paradigm, rather than challenging it -- making NVC one more tool for compliance. NVC principles can turn against its own purpose in cruel ways. NVC could also empower social change. We'll need our attention on this matter if we are to contribute to transforming the oppression we face and our collective march towards extinction.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there, look for solutions that stem from this understanding.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Unless we change our collective ways on the planet, we will one day exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. We can only address the planet's very real limits of physical resources at the level of social organization. To operate empathically is to adjust our collective social order and patterns so that resources are more widely available and everyone's needs are met no matter what their output, income, power, circumstances, etc. Can we envision a future where the system is infused with this level of empathy, before it's too late?

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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